‘When Did US Government Figure This Out?’: Collusion Revelation Raises New Questions | Rachel Maddow

'When Did US Government Figure This Out?': Collusion Revelation Raises New Questions | Rachel Maddow 1

 

Michael Schmidt, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the newly connected dot in the 2016 Trump campaign's collusion with Russia changes what we know and sharpens the questions about what we don't yet know. Aired on 04/16/2021.
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'When Did US Government Figure This Out?': Collusion Revelation Raises New Questions | Rachel Maddow

91 Comments on "‘When Did US Government Figure This Out?’: Collusion Revelation Raises New Questions | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Time to release the un-redacted Muller report

  2. The Alfredo Affect | April 16, 2021 at 2:12 AM | Reply

    It’s simple. They were hiding it. Trump government was probably hiding a lot of things. This has been proven.

    • @CasinoVa Beach and that claim is itself made by someone who wants to sell the idea, or believe the idea that they have the truth of the matter.
      Your game is power brokering. To sell your truth, you must devalue the other side’s truth
      If we are ” dupes,” you tell us this, proclaim your data as transcendant, and.
      graciously allow us drudge level membership to your elite team( excuse my gagging noises)

      NO SALE.

    • @andrew zgoda so you on planet voltron

    • andrew zgoda | April 16, 2021 at 7:40 PM | Reply

      @John Scott yeah. Use those character strings as links and plug them into google

    • andrew zgoda | April 16, 2021 at 7:44 PM | Reply

      @John Scott the media is not painting the full picture for whatever reason. They also cut corners all the time like it’s a bad group project for your first year in premed

    • Brahman Lewis | April 16, 2021 at 9:17 PM | Reply

      The republicans have Russian sleeper agents in its ranks. They are intent on keeping the country divided 👹👹😠😠

  3. Donnie BunkerBoi | April 16, 2021 at 2:13 AM | Reply

    Remember Helsinki? I asked president Putin and he said it wasn’t Russia, I believe him

  4. Ernest Chacon | April 16, 2021 at 2:14 AM | Reply

    I alike most Americans, aren’t lawyers, news broadcasters or politicians, but already knew about this since 2016… !!!!

    • @IHC Terra i think you misunderstood my comment or someone else’s

    • bootsofescaping01 | April 16, 2021 at 11:36 AM | Reply

      Its almost like African Americans who have been screaming from the beginning ” Hey Racism here, fix it, the police are racist murderers” and people and government just ignore it, until they can gain from it politically somehow.
      People know he stole it in 2016.
      This is all old news.
      A lot of people are filming injustice, but they are also broadcasting it, it’s not because America is having some come to jesus moment. Sick psychos don’t just wake up one day magically better.
      I digress.

    • @Chonq Monk; I think you’re right, as they’re about to catch a bunch!!! Hope “liddle” worm Junior is involved.

    • @john cooper no, I was replying to your “not much hunting to do” comment.

      With over 100 indictments, it has been a pretty successful hunt, so far.

    • René Olguín | April 16, 2021 at 12:17 PM | Reply

      @Joey Zubak yes the sooner we get trump in a wheelchair…the better

  5. That back channel the weasel husband of weasel Ivanka spoke of…

    • Exactly!! (although calling Jared Kushner a weasel is an insult to weasels.)

    • Sneaky Kushner busy on the copier for his debtor$$$$$$$$…Melanjica is translator…sneaks

    • True Nate – sorry weasels

    • I remember when it was an “alleged” back channel that hadn’t been yet developed!😏🤣

    • START NEW2013 | April 16, 2021 at 9:29 AM | Reply

      The Republicans betrayed their Country in plain site. I wonder how much money he got from the Saudi Prince🤴? They left the White House as Billionaires. The Republicans succeeded with the illegal coverup because THEY were ALL in on it.

  6. A lot of Americans knew about Trump and Manafort and all the Russian contacts. What it shows is that Trump and Putin instituted this plan and conspired to do this!

    • Mark Hepworth | April 16, 2021 at 5:02 AM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee Yes because there is no proof that trumps campaign was repeatedly meeting with Russians….Oh,wait a minute,actually there is loads of evidence,and actual inquiry detailing all those meetings..
      You clown 🤡

    • @Kevin Lee read the Mueller report, actually read it all and not just selected bits from right wing media/presenters. There’s 60 pages, at least, detailing meetings between trump campaign and suspected (if not actually known) Russian operatives.

    • Bianca Culpo | April 16, 2021 at 9:58 AM | Reply

      100%

    • @Kevin Lee all of it is true. Sticking your fingers in your ears and shouting gibberish is not a defense.

    • ploppy son of ploppy | April 16, 2021 at 11:53 AM | Reply

      @Kevin Lee Work it out for yourself. Mueller found no evidence of collusion, but was willing to say in public that Trump has evaded justice. He has not been censured for those comments.
      So the justice Trump has evaded is?……….

  7. Reality Creators | April 16, 2021 at 2:29 AM | Reply

    We all knew that for the last 5 years Russia had a mole in the White House in Trump. SCARY 😨

  8. Sean Patrick | April 16, 2021 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    Chris Wray must go now! He purposely failed to investigate Kavanaugh allegations and lied about it.

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 16, 2021 at 6:12 AM | Reply

      The Russians and the Chinese love democrats because they’re easy to manipulate and bend to their will. I’m talking Easy button easy 🔴 “THAT WAS EASY! 😁”

    • Sean Patrick | April 16, 2021 at 6:16 AM | Reply

      @CasinoVa Beach
      And fake troll accounts created one month ago love the GOP and their willfully ignorant cult followers because they are so easy to gaslight.
      P.S. I’m not a Democrat, dipsh$#!

    • Bianca Culpo | April 16, 2021 at 9:59 AM | Reply

      Sean Patrick which only tells you these people feels if you tell the truth you’re a Democrat and if you lie you’re a Republican.

    • @Bianca Culpo
      Plenty of Democrats lie.
      All Republicans lie. At the very least, to themselves.

  9. Daman Cooked It | April 16, 2021 at 2:41 AM | Reply

    Now that the information it public…who is getting a federal inmate number for treason?

    • René Olguín | April 16, 2021 at 12:30 PM | Reply

      @Alfred Nueman no…you’re afraid of 45 and putin

    • For treason – No One. Why is this coming up now? I believe that most of the massive Trump goons are still in the entire Federal Government with the States just like they are in the Courts & that is why the riot was so successful at the Capitol building. And also that’s why Trump & his children who can get Top Level Security Clearance are still in the USA & any kind of investigations are being slowed or they will say we cannot find anything wrong with Trump & his children by the Justice Department, Defense Department, etc. even in the States like New York – Democratic Heaven which was the entire playground for the Taxes, etc. of the Trump family. There should have been a complete overhaul of each Department in the Federal Government starting with the IRS (the most important Department for Trump, his children & the Republican billionaires) to remove the swamp connections of many people including some Democrats being fired. But the safety & security of the country comes first. COVID-19 will still be around in the next 2 – 4 years but Democracy & rule of law will not. Why is Trump & his children still in the USA & laughing all the way to the bank?

    • @Andrew That is why I said it could be argues that proxy wars and cyber wars could be considered being at war.

    • @IHC Terra that would probably require a Supreme Court ruling, which is very unlikely

    • @Andrew Maybe, but the definition of war needs to be updated for the 21st century. This might be a good case to push that argument.

      When hostile countries use cyber attacks to undermine the very foundations of our government, it is as much an act of war as rolling tanks down Pennsylvania avenue.

  10. Can we start filling charges for treason yet?

    • @Andres Miguel Cervantes Which government do you see as ‘not being above the law’?

    • it’s going to be… extremely hard to pursue this in court.
      Trump and his cronies had 4 years to destroy evidences, what we’re getting here are leftover scraps.

    • @aohige Dont think (even for a minute) that…All of that information isnt out there! Its ALL been Digitally Documented. And we aren’t talking about the “Pee Pee Tapes”!!! It will ALL COME OUT….THE TRUTH ALWAYS WILL!!!!

    • I believe there will never be any charges of treason for Trump & his children. Why is this coming up now? I believe that most of the massive Trump goons are still in the entire Federal Government with the States just like they are in the Courts & that is why the riot was so successful at the Capitol building. And also that’s why Trump & his children who can get Top Level Security Clearance are still in the USA & any kind of investigations are being slowed or they will say we cannot find anything wrong with Trump & his children by the Justice Department, Defense Department, etc. even in the States like New York – Democratic Heaven which was the playground for the Taxes, etc. of the entire Trump family. There should have been a complete overhaul of each Department in the Federal Government starting with the IRS (the most important Department for Trump, his children & the Republican billionaires) to remove the swamp connections of many people including some Democrats being fired. But the safety & security of the country comes first. COVID-19 will still be around in the next 4 years but Democracy & rule of law will not.

    • Holly Grilli | April 16, 2021 at 1:34 PM | Reply

      @Todd Dillon I hope you’re right!!

  11. When does the word ‘treason ‘ come into play here? Especially since Trump down played everything relating to Putin.

    • Why is this coming up now? I believe that most of the massive Trump goons are still in the entire Federal Government with the States just like they are in the Courts & that is why the riot was so successful at the Capitol building. And also that’s why Trump & his children who can get Top Level Security Clearance are still in the USA & any kind of investigations are being slowed or they will say we cannot find anything wrong with Trump & his children by the Justice Department, Defense Department, etc. even in the States. There should have been a complete overhaul of each Department in the Federal Government starting with the IRS (the most important Department for Trump, his children & the Republican billionaires) to remove the swamp connections of many people including some Democrats being fired. But the safety & security of the country comes first. COVID-19 will still be around in the next 4 years but Democracy & rule of law will not.

    • Marie-Flo Reddy | April 16, 2021 at 6:45 PM | Reply

      @billycarson patient Carson. It will all take time they’re too busy wet nursing your President for now!

    • The word you are looking for is propoganda, not treason

  12. Joshua mowdy | April 16, 2021 at 3:17 AM | Reply

    Hello.

    Do not remain remiss of that leather bag that was passed back to donald’s good buddy. The one who will not share its contents.
    These are directly connected to ongoing.

    Good luck.

    • CasinoVa Beach | April 16, 2021 at 6:12 AM | Reply

      The Russians and the Chinese love democrats because they’re easy to manipulate and bend to their will. I’m talking Easy button easy 🔴 “THAT WAS EASY! 😁”

  13. William Sifton | April 16, 2021 at 3:21 AM | Reply

    It’s what I was worried about. What was passed on too Putin
    HMMMMMM makes me wonder who is the real threat
    OPEN YOUR EYES AMERICA

  14. Willliam Fish | April 16, 2021 at 3:24 AM | Reply

    The excuse of we only shared public data was equivalent to saying; when I stole that money from the till we only took small denomination bills so it’s okay, yeah.

    • The flip side is that if the information was public and freely available then what was the need to share anything? Couldn’t the Russians just google it?

    • Willliam Fish | April 16, 2021 at 7:56 AM | Reply

      @Jon Nelson Exactly, if it was nothing then he wouldn’t have to hide anything.

    • Serendipity Shop | April 16, 2021 at 9:54 AM | Reply

      Not to mention that they were passing it through encrypted communications. Why bother with secrecy if the info was no big deal and publicly available?

    • It proves there was direct collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian FSB.

    • Willliam Fish | April 16, 2021 at 12:02 PM | Reply

      @Bryce Brogan but we all knew that, it was in the Muller report

  15. What we do know is that Russian disinformation targeted to black voters and told them that voting was useless. This disinformation kept 20,000 Democratic voters away from the polls in Detroit in 2016, and then Trump won Michigan by about 10,000 votes. This also happened in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but I do not have the exact numbers seared in my memory.

    • ThePinkBinks | April 16, 2021 at 4:39 AM | Reply

      Not enough thought it was a good idea to vote. Next time they need to vote even more than last time.

    • This is why the GOP is working to make it harder to vote because people especially Black people saw with their own eyes that their vote does in fact count

  16. VIDA SIN RISA | April 16, 2021 at 4:06 AM | Reply

    Also, When he brought them in the Oval Office without allowing anybody inside or when he spoke to Putin in secret allowing only a translator are all huge red flags

    • a sea of red flags, like the sea of morons in red hats, obvious Con

    • @CasinoVa Beach – For one thing, do you REALLY think Putin loves Democrats? Did he love Hillary? Hmm? Honest to goodness, do you even hear yourself? You’re saying things that we already KNOW aren’t true.

    • Lowell Martin | April 16, 2021 at 7:05 AM | Reply

      If I remember correctly, that meeting wasn’t in the Oval Office. It occurred during Trump’s first visit to Russia. It was behind closed doors and no U.S. Security officers were present. Who the translator/s were and who they worked for was not made clear. Atleast I am not aware of any information given at that time.
      The fact that a sitting President of The United States met privately with Putin and no one from that delegation except a possible translator employed by the State Dept. might have been present or this might have been Russian translator fluent in English.
      To me the above scenario gave me the screaming heebie jeebies.
      While I don’t know what protocols are in place for this. At the time it was reported, I was given the impression that this was highly irregular.
      For the President of our country to meet with Putin, a former KGB agent who is by his actions a corrupt politician who only has the “elected” position of president of Russia by appearently strong arm tactics.

    • Especially as he took the translator’s notes so they would not be recorded.

    • Lowell Martin | April 16, 2021 at 8:26 AM | Reply

      @wolfman02
      Exactly!
      Why was Putin so chummy with Trump?

      Why has Putin never been like that with any other president?

  17. Rachel opens (politely) with THE right question, whilst the rest of us are all saying, “Yeah! WE KNEW!!!” Bless her for NOT screaming, “I TOLD YOU SO! FFS?!?!?!” She’s SO earned the right. 🤣

  18. Michael Schmidt is off the charts bright and intelligent. That there was a channel is all one needs to know..THAT is what matters!😏

    • The newspapers are the only ones left because the swamp of Trump connections are not there. Why is this coming up now? I believe that most of the massive Trump goons are still in the entire Federal Government with the States just like they are in the Courts & that is why the riot was so successful at the Capitol building. And also that’s why Trump & his children who can get Top Level Security Clearance are still in the USA & any kind of investigations are being slowed or they will say we cannot find anything wrong with Trump & his children by the Justice Department, Defense Department, etc. even in the States. There should have been a complete overhaul of each Department in the Federal Government starting with the IRS (the most important Department for Trump, his children & the Republican billionaires) to remove the swamp connections of many people including some Democrats being fired. But the safety & security of the country comes first. COVID-19 will still be around in the next 4 years but Democracy & rule of law will not.

  19. healdogtoe2c | April 16, 2021 at 7:49 AM | Reply

    The channel existed. That is the key point. Collusion is not determined by the quality of the information shared but by the fact information was shared at all.

  20. firemonkey zodiac | April 16, 2021 at 8:17 AM | Reply

    The evidence was there over a year ago but Barr hid it.

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